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Nursing Blog

Stories about Nursing at Edinburgh straight from our staff and students

We are excited to tell you about the earliest graduates study, a project that will capture the experiences of graduates, and a small number of staff, from Nursing Studies at Edinburgh University. One graduate from each year between 1960 and 1970 has been invited to participate in a telephone interview, and correspondence, to describe their experiences as […]

image credit: Pixabay, wollyvonwolleroy CC0   In this blog, Dr Rosie Stenhouse, a lecturer in Nursing Studies, describes how she uses study circles as a key learning strategy in a year 4 course, Professionalism 4, on the undergraduate nursing programme… BACKGROUND Study circles are based on the critical pedagogy of learning circles (Suoranta and Moisio, 2006), which aim to develop […]

About a year ago, when I was just getting my head around using Twitter (any followers who have been with me from the beginning will remember that I didn’t like the platform at first), I was contacted by Ron Balerno (@rb33) who saw my research profile and shared his experiences of caring for his father […]

Being playful and experiencing joy is part of being human, but often not what comes to mind when living with dementia. ‘Listening with Your Eyes’, a workshop delivered by Nik Howden from Vamos Theatre Company (, which ran as part of the Festival of Creative Learning 2019, challenged this mindset. Through a series of exercises, […]

An international team of nursing researchers, led by Siobhan O’Connor, have published a brand new pedagogical theory that helps explain how students learn via social media. As Facebook, Twitter and other social media technologies become more popular among students, educators are starting to incorporate them into higher education to facilitate learning. After undertaking a systematic […]

A second year nursing student at the University of Edinburgh, Rachael Ford, has spent the last few months working with Young Scot, a national youth charity in Scotland, as part of a Young Leadership Group to develop 5Rights #5Rights for young people in a digital world: From tackling fake news to protecting personal information or […]

You may have heard of the Big Five – But the Dynamic Five ? This was a team of five from Nursing Studies who recently took part in the Paths for All Step Challenge with teams competing from all over the UK. Susanne, Jenni, Sheila Colin and Elaine managed a massive 1,947,122 steps. That’s 187 […]

I completed my BN with Honours in 2016. I then studied for my Masters in Public Health which helped me to realise my interest in research, and has led me to actively pursue further experience in the nursing research field. The University of Edinburgh Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS) aims to encourage projects that improve […]

The last 11th November at 11 am in the wonderful Playfair Library Hall, the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University joined for a Remembrance Day Service to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1. Professor Tonks Fawcett participated in the Service representing Nursing Studies in the occasion, beautiful […]

Pam Smith recently returned from Kyrgyzstan where she participated in the International Primary Care Respiratory Group’s (IPCRG) conference in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan. Following the conference Pam joined a Kyrgyz and international group on a road trip to visit health facilities, local communities and the Silk Road. The international group included general practitioners and paediatricians committed to improving […]


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